I've been working on a project that takes me to the financial district a couple times a week. I am in one of the buildings right next to the "Charging Bull" statue on Broadway, up on the 8th floor with a perfect overhead view when I step over to the window.
Now, I know this is a tourist attraction and an iconic image of the Wall Street area, but I am still surprised each and every day by the sheer number of people crowded around that thing--posing with it, fondling it's b*!!s and taking pictures. I have tried to get in the tourist state of mind as I am sure I have taken similarly strange photos on some of my own trips, but I am not really feeling it.
Even on a cloudy, misty day there were people stopping to gawk at it. I surreptitiously (so as not to be confused with the tourists!) took a photo from across the street. This is only a fraction of the people that are usually swarming around it:
I think I am becoming cynical. I just don't see what all the bull is about this thing. I haven't been on a vacation in a while...maybe I am just jealous and I need to take a trip.